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What is Career Services – Meet Jackie Brunet

Jackie Brunet has been the Director of Career Services at The Refrigerator School for about a month now.  Prior to that, she was the Assistant Director of Career Services for three and a half years. Jackie started in the Admissions department as an administrative assistant when she applied for an opening as a career services […]

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Ice Hockey Rink Refrigeration

It’s the Stanley Cup finals, some National Hockey League players have complained about the conditions of the ice rinks. Problems may arise from humidity, leakage, or wrong ice temperatures. 1 The refrigeration technology underlying ice rinks is in fact the same as in refrigerators and air conditioners. How Do Ice Rink Refrigeration Systems Work? The […]

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Four Skilled Trades Careers Veterans Should Consider

Skilled trades such as HVAC offer great opportunities for veterans to transition from a military to a civilian career. Many skilled trades careers require skills and knowledge that are also needed in the military, such as critical thinking or multi-limb coordination. As skilled workers are beginning to retire and this trend is predicted to continue, […]

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Faculty Connection – Meet Michael Poeske

Michael, 40, born and raised in Seattle, is an Instructor at The Refrigeration School (RSI) in Phoenix. He teaches Phase 5, the Fundamentals of Refrigeration. Michael has been in the HVAC field for 19 years and joined RSI in December 2016. Thanks for your time, Michael; what did you want to be when you were […]

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What Are Military Friendly® Schools?

Balancing the responsibilities of adulthood with the obligations of being a student can be difficult for anyone, especially military service members who are returning to civilian life. To help current and former service members choose the schools that could best suit their needs, website and magazine G.I. Jobs, conducts an annual survey to identify which […]

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New Energy Star Program for HVAC Installation

Did you know that almost 50 percent of all HVAC systems are installed incorrectly? 1 This can prevent even high-efficiency equipment from operating correctly. It could lead to reduced energy savings and more discomfort for customers. To tackle this problem, the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) created a new program for HVAC professionals called Energy Star […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Alan Lucio

Alan, aged 51 and an Arizona native, is an Instructor at The Refrigeration School (RSI) in Phoenix. Alan teaches the 6th Phase, which focuses on residential comfort systems (residential heating & cooling) including gas furnaces.  Alan has been in the HVAC field for about 12 years. Thanks for speaking with us Alan. So, when did […]

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